John Dietrich has taken over as chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide.
The promotion, first announced in July, sees Dietrich take over from William Flynn, who retires from the position after a 13-year tenure and will move over to become chairman of the board.
Dietrich, who is also president of the company, previously held the role of chief operating officer and executive vice president.
The company said that the appointments are the “culmination of a comprehensive succession process led by the board to ensure strong leadership continuity as the company continues to advance its strategic growth agenda”.
At the time of the announcement, Flynn said: “For over two decades, John has had an unparalleled commitment to this company and our employees. He also has played a key role in driving our success. He has the visionary leadership and solid expertise needed to usher in a new era of growth.
“I look forward to working with John, my fellow board members, and the Senior Leadership Team as we continue executing our strategic growth agenda to create long-term value for our customers, shareholders and employees.”
Dietrich has over 30 years of experience in the aviation and air cargo industries, including more than 20 with Atlas Air Worldwide. He has served in his current COO role since 2006.